Corps of Engineers and Tulane ROTC partner to promote educational opportunities

Published May 15, 2014

NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has teamed with Tulane University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program to provide the university’s cadets with opportunities to participate in USACE internships and educational programs.

Colonel Richard Hansen, Commander of USACE New Orleans District, and Lieutenant Colonel Brian Doyle, Commander of Tulane ROTC, signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Monday, May 12th at the New Orleans District office on Leake Ave. This partnership guarantees Tulane ROTC cadets a chance to work alongside Corps civilian and military personnel to gain insight and skills.

“This Memorandum of Agreement acts as a conduit for ROTC cadets to gain realistic training and experience,” said Col. Hansen. “The educational programs provided through the MOA will encourage and enhance the cadets’ study in science, technology, engineering and mathematic disciplines. These disciplines are the main focus of the Corps’ STEM program, which promotes the study of science, technology, engineering and math to help shape the engineers of the future.”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District continues to look for opportunities to partner with schools to further efforts under the STEM program.

Nationally, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognizes the critical role that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leaders of the global marketplace, and enabling the Department of Defense and Army in the security of our Nation. The Corps is committed to teaming with others to strengthen STEM-related programs that inspire current and future generations of young people to pursue careers in STEM fields.



Rene Poche
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